73
      Sunday
      85 / 72
      Monday
      85 / 73
      Tuesday
      85 / 74

      Notice, South Carolina drop Auburn, 74-56, in SEC

      ATLANTA (AP) - Freshman Duane Notice led South Carolina's hot 3-point shooting with a career-high 23 points and the Gamecocks beat Auburn 74-56 on Wednesday night in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

      South Carolina set a season high by making 11 of 15 3-pointers, including four by Notice. Brenton Williams had 16 points with four 3s.

      South Carolina (13-19), the No. 13 seed, will play fifth-seeded Arkansas Thursday after winning its first SEC tournament game since 2008.

      Chris Denson led Auburn (14-16) with 14 points. The Tigers closed the season by losing seven of 10 games, leading to speculation about the status of fourth-year coach Tony Barbee.

      Denson, second in the SEC averaging 19.2 points per game, was held to two points in the first half, when he attempted only two shots.